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In-Flight Broadband Goes Live On American
$12.95 for service, but only on Boeing 767-200 aircraft
by Karl Bode 08:34AM Wednesday Aug 20 2008
American Airlines starts offering Aircell's GoGo in-flight broadband service on some domestic flights starting this morning. The service will only be offered to passengers on Boeing 767-200 aircraft nonstop flights between New York and San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, and New York and Miami. If all goes well, American has said they'll offer the service on additional flights. Delta recently stated they'd offer the service on their entire fleet by 2009.

After spending $31 million on spectrum, Aircell installed 92 EVDO cell sites aimed upward, designed to provide 3.1Mbps connectivity to each Gogo enabled plane that passes overhead. The Gogo service will cost $12.95 for cross-country flights, and $9.95 on flights of three hours or less. The company says they plan to deploy some 500 antennas, giving them the capacity to support 250,000 broadband users at any one time.

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supergirl

join:2007-03-20
Pensacola, FL

Gogo?

$12.95 a flight? Flights are for getting drunk in first class while the poor fly coach to hear the soothing sounds of a baby screaming for 4 hours.

Gogo, ga-ga, Good Lord, why do they chose the stupidest baby names possible.

I flew on American and used Gogo the whole time.
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pnh102
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Mount Airy, MD

Re: Gogo?

said by supergirl:

Gogo, ga-ga, Good Lord, why do they chose the stupidest baby names possible.
Maybe they want people to think that if you pay $13 you can get a gogo girl to keep you company during the flight.
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supergirl

join:2007-03-20
Pensacola, FL

Re: Gogo?

said by pnh102:

said by supergirl:

Gogo, ga-ga, Good Lord, why do they chose the stupidest baby names possible.
Maybe they want people to think that if you pay $13 you can get a gogo girl to keep you company during the flight.
You can on Tony Stark's plane (IronMan). LOL!
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aciddrink

join:2000-08-26

not too bad of a deal

Ehhh I might be inclined to pay $13 for temporary internet in flight depending on limitations.

You always run across the problem of limited battery life on your laptop though... too bad planes don't provide power outlets like trains do!

Alcohol
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Climax, MI
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Re: not too bad of a deal

said by aciddrink:

You always run across the problem of limited battery life on your laptop though... too bad planes don't provide power outlets like trains do!
Some do.
phirephoto

join:2000-01-26
Fremont, CA
said by aciddrink:

Ehhh I might be inclined to pay $13 for temporary internet in flight depending on limitations.

You always run across the problem of limited battery life on your laptop though... too bad planes don't provide power outlets like trains do!
I was a flight from San Jose, CA to Chicago O'Hare round trip, and both AA flights offered a DC connector under almost every seat.

aciddrink

join:2000-08-26

Re: not too bad of a deal

Damn I've never been so lucky! Maybe its becoming more commonplace now.
ajanis

join:2004-10-19
Oswego, IL

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Re: not too bad of a deal

»www.seatguru.com/

Tells you where power outlets are. What Airlines, what planes, what seats, etc.

FrequentFlyer

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I've flown Air Canada on the E90 and it has DC power, while the Airbus A320 has DC power on all the seats I saw, as well as AC power on 2/3 seats in each row.

They don't have wireless internet, though.
PDXPLT

join:2003-12-04
Banks, OR

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American provides 12V outlets. Every first class seat, and alot of coach seats; check seatguru.com
xenophon

join:2007-09-17

Power sockets

Will they provide power sockets too under the seat?
broccoli

join:2007-11-29
Portland, OR

Re: Power sockets

said by xenophon:

Will they provide power sockets too under the seat?
Don't know about American, but I was on a transpacific Northwest flight last weekend and the first 30 rows or so had 110 V AC outlets under every seat, but they didn't work, and NW stated clearly that they were not guaranteed to work. It worked for me before on a previous trip (3 years ago) though.
iansltx

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Re: Power sockets

Alternately, get an extended battery for your laptop...or get a power-efficient model. I have that envelope computer (Macbook Air) and it actually hits 5 hours on a charge in low usage situations, more like 3:30-4:30 when doing heavier lifting.

So is GoGo wireless or Ethernet? If wireless then what about the whole interference thing? Oh, never mind, old wives' tale there anyhow.

Wish Frontier Airlines had something like this. I'd pay $10 per 2-hour flight for it (DEN to SAT usually), no problem. And I promise I won't use BitTorrent and suck up all the b\w

aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA

$13 sounds very reasonable

$13 sounds very reasonable for a cross country flight. At hotels I usually pay around $20 a day for internet access.

SolarPup
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Windsor, CO
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Re: $13 sounds very reasonable

Most hotels I've stayed in offer free wifi... $20/day for internet in a hotel is kind of rediculous

aaronwt
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Woodbridge, VA

Re: $13 sounds very reasonable

said by SolarPup:

Most hotels I've stayed in offer free wifi... $20/day for internet in a hotel is kind of rediculous
Almost every hotel I've been in the last few years charges that. I guess because they are all located at casinos or tourist locations is probably the reason.

PGHammer

join:2003-06-09
Accokeek, MD

Re: $13 sounds very reasonable

The non-resort chains are starting to offer free wireless-g (Hampton Inn/Hampton Suites offers free wireless-g chainwide) or, at least, if not free, low-cost wireless-g or wired Internet (for casino hotels in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and elsewhere, offerings differ from hotel to hotel and are usually detailed on the hotel's Web site). This sort of idea started with *business-traveler* hotel chains (Marriott Hotels, for example, prior to their spinoff, had low-cost wired Internet in their suites back as early as 1997); now, it's dropped down as far as Holiday Inn and Super 8!

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Phoenix, AZ
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